Friday, November 19, 2010

Ring for Soren, Raquel

Ring for Soren.


about the piece.
I'm in the process of making a ring for my husband to commemorate our son Sidney.  It's acid etched with a sunburst pattern on the band.  The weekend before we discovered Sidney's illness I had my belly painted at the Oregon Country Fair with Sidney's "image" floating in a solar system womb.  The photos we took that day have become our only family photos, and now the sun and stars are a special reminder of our son.  Our son's name and two hearts, one inside the other are on the inside of the ring.  The hearts are a nod to EE Cummings' poem "I carry your heart with me", which describes nicely how I feel about Sidney.  The ring is sitting on a cloth heart filled with dried flowers that I made at a Jizo ceremony. -Raquel

about the artist.

Raquel's son, Sidney Lev, was stillborn at 31 weeks on July 20th, 2010.  She writes in her blog once in a while at Permission to Dance


  1. Very beautiful image, the ring is powerful, and I bet the ring is much more so in person.

  2. Such a beautiful reminder of your son! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love this! The title of your photo caught my eye. Soren is the name of my sweet rainbow son :)


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